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The U.S. Postal Service will issue the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp and together with Sony Music's RCA/Legacy Recordings an exclusive music CD titled 'ELVIS FOREVER' that includes an Elvis song, as you've never heard it before. The CD will be available in select Post Offices beginning August 12.
Next up in the Sony Music 'Legacy Edition
' series is a reissue of 'Elvis Today'
. A highlight of this set is the Undubbed 'Original Session mixes' that are almost
worthy of their own release in our opinion. Originally released in 1975. The Today sessions were held in RCA's Studio C, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, March 10–12, 1975, and marked the last time Elvis Presley would record in a studio.
Jerry Scheff's original TCB necklace has been sold at auction for 11,970 euro ($13,364 USD). Jerry Scheff
, Elvis' bass player, received the 14K gold necklace from Elvis in the early 70s. While this would be something every Elvis fan would like to own, we think the price is a bit steep. ElvisPresleyShop.com
has an identical pendant for sale for a whole lot less
, made from the same mold and identical in size.
The label Rock Legends will release soon the double CD set 'One Week In August 1972' containing two concerts from August 1972, one being a soundboard recording, the second an audience recording. Elvis Kicked out his first Las Vegas August 1972 week with determination and pleasure ... Altogether these two performances recorded during the first week in Las Vegas are an excellent demonstration of what would become the rest of the season.
In 1965 celebrated the 10th anniversary of Elvis signing to RCA in November 1955. RCA released an 'anniversary album' with contained many, for that time, unreleased tracks and 1 overdubbed SUN recording. The album was titled 'Elvis For Everyone'. This stunning new 'ELVIS' 65' digipack release
- 'Elvis' 65' RCA 10th Anniversary Album ('Elvis For Everyone' Alternate Album) - contains 20 of the best outtakes and alternate versions of Elvis' 1965 single releases and studio recordings.
'Elvis Something Blue : Love Ballads Of The Sixties' is a really beautiful release with a stunning cover, containing 28 hard to find outtakes of some Elvis' best ballads, recorded in the sixties. The ultimate Elvis LOVE collection. Most tracks are unreleased in this form !! Some highlights are the hard to find version of It Hurts Me without the backing vocals, the original mono version of Home Is Where The Heart Is, the original album mix of Let's Forget About The Stars and the master of What Now, What Next, Where To including the studio count- in.
'A Touch of Gold Lamé' is now 'going to the printers', so in the final stage of production and on schedule foe release this month. This is a 450+ page Hardcover book by Erik Lorentzen author of the Elvis Files books. The book will be the same size and weight (3.5kg / 7.7 pounds) as these classic releases and will cover all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit. Preview 8 pages from this book.
have added a third title to be released at the end of June. 'Elvis' Golden Records' is the next release in the FTD Classic Album series
. The release joins the previously announced titles, the double vinyl LP, 'Elvis at American Sound
', and the FTD book 'Change of Habit
Sony Music has a major new CD release, 'If I Can Dream', due out in September. As we understand it the CD will NOT be a 'duets' album, (that has been known to be in consideration for some years, however we have been told this is NOT a 'duets' album), instead it will focus on ELVIS PRESLEY as the 'headline' artist while 'featuring
, many artists including Michael Buble', and remixed with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Priscilla Presley
has spoken of the release with; 'Elvis' voice now sounds unleashed while attacking 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' with the orchestra fuming. He probably would have loved this album, because it stands where it always wanted to be: the best entertainer on the planet'.
The US Postal Services announced today that Elvis Presley will be commemorated on a Forever stamp as the sixth inductee into the Postal Service's Music Icon Series. The stamp image will be previewed at a later date.
The First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony will take place on the morning of Aug. 12 at Graceland
in Memphis as part of this year's Elvis Week celebration.
For release at the end of July is 'The Sun Sessions
', a compilation of Elvis Presley's recordings at Sun Studios
in 1954 and 1955. The album was origianlly issued by RCA Records in 1976 and featured liner notes by Roy Carr of the New Musical Express. It had been issued and charted as The Sun Collection in the UK the previous year. The album features most of the tracks recorded at Sun studio by Sam Phillips
, the head of Sun Studios. Phillips signed Presley after hearing a song that he had recorded for his mother on his birthday. It includes 'That's All Right' one of the few recordings regarded as 'the first rock and roll record'.
, the woman who gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss is asking for $9 million to restore her crumbling abbey. The most recent version of the renovation plan, dubbed New Horizons, calls for a new chapel (the ceiling is sagging), housing and other environmentally friendly and disabled accessible spaces to live and pray. More than anything, they need more space. In the documentary God Is The Bigger Elvis
she gives them a unique insight into the daily life of the Benedictine Abbey ... Now she hopes now for to be able to help raise more donations to save the abbey for future generations.
The Follow That Dream
(FTD) release 'King Creole
', is out and our order is on the way to us. Continuing with FTDs very popular 'Classic Album
' series, this 2-CD set features the original RCA masters, unique Thorne Nogar live monitor mixes* many of which contain slates, and original song demos. It features a 16-page booklet featuring great photos, behind-the-scenes chronology and memorabilia.
'The Return Of The King' 2 CD Set is a Soundboard recording of the 1997 Elvis In Concert Show in Memphis, August 16, 1997. This double CD set is jam-packed and includes two (2) performances of 'Don't Cry Daddy by Lisa Marie Presley, ELVIS PRESLEY, The Sweet Inspirations sing their hit, 'Sweet Inspiration', Ronnie McDowell and much more. Recorded at the Elvis In Concert Show, Memphis, August 16, 1997
, best known among Elvis fans as the director of the 'Aloha From Hawaii' TV Special has died age 82 after he was struck by a car he had just exited from. He died at the scene, police said.
Elvis At The Movies
is a 3 CD set of soundtracks from Elvis' early Hollywood years remain fan favorites, and with good reason. From jailhouse rock to barrack block, the action and the music never stops.
Just released is 'The Last Farewell', a new 5 CD box set in a pewter box including a book of 80 pages (28 by 28 cm) with unseen photo's, never published before. The set with a total weight of 1.9 KG
(4 pounds) contains the complete masters and outtakes from the 1976 Graceland sessions in 'Superb Sound Quality', better than ever thought possible.
'827 Thomas Street' is a very limited box set full of rare and hard to find takes, mixes and live versions. The perfect set to accompany your FTD
'69 releases! As a bonus there is a newly remastered version of 'THE MEMPHIS RECORD', this great album contained alternate mixes and some of the best versions ever heard. Get it while you can and get back to 1969.
The King of Rock 'n' Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes Hardcover Book
by Chris Murray (Editor), Alfred Wertheimer
(Photographer), Robert Santelli (Contributor) will be released in June. 'Elvis who?' was photographer Alfred Wertheimer's response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was - as we now know - about to become a legend.
The World Knows Elvis Presley, but They Don't Know Me Hardcover Book
has been written by a person who conducts Elvis, (and other musical stars), tours and knows what he is talking about. This is a refreshing book on Elvis and a pleasure to read. The author is not one of the 'bash the fat junkie Elvis' writers and you can tell he loves his subject. At the same time he does destroy several myths in his writing and sets the record straight on the Memphis Mafia
and Tom Parker If you are fed up with the usual trash that is on the market about the greatest entertainer that has ever lived and would like to read what he was really like and how his own so - called 'friends' acted towards behind his back and ripped him off then this book is for you. Buy it, read it and have your eyes open.
This concert was released nine (9) years ago as a double CD set titled 'The Elvis Presley Show : Holding Down The Fort' and featured part of the opening acts on the first CD. The original tape had some damages and omissions, and therefore the show was made complete while using the same songs performed a month later at the same venue. It was well edited and runs as a complete show. It isn't most popular period for Elvis' concert but the two shows recorded in Fort Worth, TX turned out to be rather good at the time. The sound engineer Bruce Jackson was on a lucky and bad day altogether, but Elvis' mood turned the situation into a good one for his best sounding man on tour.
In an interview for 'Daily Mail' (UK), Nancy Sinatra
was asked who her dream dinner date would be. She said: 'Elvis. He always made me laugh. He was silly, funny and such a lovely guy to be around. When we did our movie (Speedway
) he had a tandem made for the two of us. He'd say: 'Nancy, let's go for a ride', and then we'd go off and within seconds all these Elvis fans would descend on us and we wouldn't get more than a few minutes cycling done. But it was fun. He loved life. He loved to laugh.
The Canadian based company Remstar Films has acquired the Canadian rights to the new film Elvis & Nixon. The film is about the meeting between Elvis and President Nixon on December 21, 1970
at the White House. Elvis wrote a letter to President Nixon while on a plane headed to Washington seeking a meeeting so he could ask to be a federal 'DEA' agent. Elvis & Nixon shows what happened during this intimate moment in the Oval Office. Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey playing the lead roles as Elvis and the president. They are currently filming in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
Elvis Presley's jet-airplanes, 'The Lisa Marie
' and 'Hound Dog II
', will remain permanent fixtures at Graceland
. EPE issued a statement on Sunday confirming the news after 10 months of public wrangling
over a new payment deal with the planes owners, triggering an uproar among loyal Elvis fans worldwide.
Following the huge success of the Deluxe slipcase bound hardcover Edition
comes the 'Ultimate Elvis : Soft Cover Edition : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions
' is a three-volume
set that not only comprises all the recording session details that are available to date, with the help of the fantastic Keith Flynn and his superb research. It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates, facsimiles of RCA's paperwork, session logs, listing notices, letters from Colonel Parker's
office and RCA's archive, the reproduction of original sheet music covers, a huge index and a host of other things. And the icing on the cake is a wealth of stunning photographs - approximately 1500 of them! - many of them previously unseen, relating to the time period in question.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have recently sold out
of the following title (meaning they are therefore deleted and unavailable); King Creole : The Music
(book), King Creole Frame By Frame
(book), In A Private Moment
, Polk Salad Annie
, Hot August Night
and Sold Out!
, the 25-year-old daughter of Lisa Marie Presley
is featured on the cover of the May edition of Vogue magazine in Australia, with her best friend and supermodel and actress Abbey Lee Kershaw.
As many fans are waiting on the release of the Elvis Files Volume 7, expected in August, and as the last book in the series, news just in is that there will be now an eighth volume covering 1976-77 released in 2016, with volume 7 1974-75.
Due for release this month is 'Love The Album
' a special edition CD limited to 500 copies only, that features 31 great tracks including original masters, alternate and Original Mono single versions and includes 8 previously unreleased versions (by Elvis' Record Company) ...
Due for release this month is 'Love The Blue Album
', a special edition CD limited to 500 copies only, that features 30 great tracks including original masters, alternate and Original Mono single versions and includes 5 previously unreleased versions (by Elvis' Record Company).
Due for release this month is 'Steppin' Out Of Line : The Pot Luck Recording Sessions 1961-1962
' a special edition 2 CD set limited to 500 copies only from 'The Bootleg Series
' with 58 great tracks, including the original Stereo and Mono album masters, outtakes (not released by Elvis' record company*) and Movie Versions from the 'Pot Luck' album all on one double CD. Includes a booklet with recording information. (*with the exception of the outtakes released on the 'Elvis For Everyone
On March 15
we reported that Jack White, an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. bought the My Happiness
of acetate at the Graceland
auction on January 8 this year. Now the latest update we have is that on February 26, White took his $300,000 acetate to Alan Stoker, a specialist from Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, to digital transfer the acetate. You can now view a video clip
showing the beginning of the work, looking at and playing the acetate. White will release the acetate again for Record Store Day in America on April, 18, and later a 7" version will be released.
Two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley, 'The Lisa Marie
' and 'Hound Dog II
', could be moved from Graceland to a location down the street under a plan approved Thursday by a county board.
A litter of puppies were born on Graceland
property two weeks ago and had to be rescued Sunday morning, after one humane society was going to separate them from their mother ... In honor of their birth being on Graceland property, workers with the Tunica Humane Society decided to name the mother Priscilla and the black puppy with the white stomach Elvis.
There is a one week exclusive exhibit at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas of Elvis' Stutz Blackhawk Car from 1971
. Collectors and fans have the rare car which he purchased in September 1971. The car will be sold in May at the auction in New York. It was one of only 26 built as a 1971 production model.
release of the extended soundtrack of the 'This Is Elvis
' movie is now in stock, and looking cool still today 33 years after. With the unprecedented cooperation of those who best new Presley, the film combines rare, never-before-seen footage, privately owned kinescopes from TV's early years, remarkable outtakes from Presley's movies and accurate recreations of pivotal moments in his life.
The Elvis Files Volume 7 (1974-77) is due for release in August.
This is the final volume of the Elvis Files story that chronicles Elvis' years on tour through the USA, the final Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe seasons through to Elvis' last powerful New Year's Eve concert and finally to the last sad few months of 1977.
Follow That Dream
(FTD) have released 'Rock Around The Bloch
' (Book/CD) and our order is on the way to us. A deluxe hardback book
with 288 pages and 100 unpublished photographs
by David English and Pål Granlund, the book is published by FTD books the set includes a CD with a newly-remastered recording
of Elvis' performance at the Bloch Arena, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25, 1961 and a newly-discovered recording of the complete press conference and awards ceremony held on March 25, 1961
Songwriter and pianist Don Robertson
died last week at the age of 92. Elvis recorded 14 songs written by Robertson. Robertson's own song 'The Happy Whistler' was a million seller in 1956. His special way of playing the piano was very successful. Robertson worked as a singer and pianist for RCA Victor and Capitol Records,but also as a background keyboardist on recordings with Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Duane Eddy, Al Martino and many others. The best-known songs Elvis recorded, written by Robertson, his 'There's Always Me', 'Anything That's Part Of You', 'I Met Her Today', 'I'm Counting on You' and 'No More'.